I promised myself when I got up this morning that I would try and get in a decent length ride for the first time when I got off of work today.
I used the Lake Sammamish trail out in Redmond, which was incredibly flat and quite pretty for my ride, and I just kept on going till I figured it was getting to be that time to turn around.
It ends up that I did about 20 miles round trip, burning about 1400 calories or so. I'm pretty proud of myself, though my bum might argue over the subject.
I didn't have a goal other than to break out of the riding 3.5 miles to and from work that I've been doing the past month. I just wanted to say that I rode 10 or something, and it ended up being 20+.
A few notes to self, I need rain gear. There was a bit of rain when I left, but it downright soaked me by the end. I also left way too late for a ride like that, and didn't get back into my area of town till after 10pm, which I wasnt prepared for.
I have to admit, I was feeling pretty miserable towards the end thanks to all of the water, and the saddle pain I was experiencing. I was also downright pooped by the end, and I almost missed my "finish line". A shower perked me right up again, and I'm feeling accomplished.